Nine Earn USPTA Master Professional Distinction

Nine tennis professionals recently earned recognition as Master Professionals in the United States Professional Tennis Association, the highest professional rating within the tennis profession. They are:

Only about 1 percent of USPTA’s more than 15,000 members worldwide have achieved the Master Professional designation. The nine honorees were recognized today during the USPTA’s annual awards breakfast at the USPTA World Conference on Tennis at the Marco Island Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa on Marco Island, Fla. Members must hold USPTA’s highest certification rating (Professional 1) for more than 10 years before becoming eligible for the Master Professional designation. Then, each must fulfill a broad spectrum of requirements, including making significant achievements in areas such as tennis teaching and coaching, business, education and volunteer work. “Becoming a Master Professional requires meeting a variety of personal and professional challenges,” said USPTA CEO Tim Heckler. “Those who accomplish it acquire a set of skills that can set them apart in tennis operations and programming.” Biographies of the new USPTA Master Professionals follow.

Founded in 1927, USPTA strives to raise the standards of the tennis profession while promoting greater awareness of the sport. USPTA offers more than 65 professional benefits to its more than 15,000 members worldwide, including certification and professional development. With more than 300 days of educational opportunities throughout the year, USPTA offers the most comprehensive continuing education program in the tennis industry. For more information, call 800-877-8248 or visit


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